2008 Hyundai Azera vs. Its Competition

2008 Hyundai Azera GLS
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

This class of front-drive, full-size sedans puts all its chips on great interior room and strong V-6 power, not to mention safety.

The Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable are essentially the same car with different looks; both sport V-6 power nearly equal to that in the Azera, plus available all-wheel drive.

The Buick LaCrosse is powered by a V-6 and has a little less room than the other cars here, but its smooth powertrain and improved styling make it worth considering.

The Chevrolet Impala leads sales, and its roomy backseat and big V-6 give it competitive performance, while the Toyota Avalon has an enviable reputation for quality behind it.

2008 Hyundai Azera GLS2008 Hyundai Azera
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2009 Chevrolet Impala 3.5L LT2009 Chevrolet Impala
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2008 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan SEL FWD Open Doors2008 Ford Taurus
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2008 Toyota Avalon Limited2008 Toyota Avalon
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Quick Specs
The 2008 Hyundai Azera gives the Korean automaker a legitimate full-size sedan, with plenty of power, features, and room, but not much excitement.
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice.
A great choice for older drivers, the 2008 Ford Taurus excels on its size, safety gear, and large instrumentation, but falls behind the Honda Accord in driving excitement.
The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
MSRP From   
Gas Mileage   
17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class   
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan SEL FWD4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
Passenger Doors   
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan LS4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
NAAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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